Buying Options

Digital List Price: $29.95
Kindle Price: $16.17

Save $33.78 (68%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group. Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others


Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time. Learn more


These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity:
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>
Kindle App Ad

Loading recommendations for you
Recommendations for you

Adding to Cart...

Added to Cart

Not Added

Item is in your Cart

View Cart

Not Added

There was a problem adding this item to Cart. Please try again later.
Sorry, we're having trouble showing recommendations right now. Please try again later.
Continue shopping
Fundamentals of Smart Contract Security by [Ma, Richard, Gorzny, Jan, Zulkoski, Edward, Bak, Kacper, Mack, Olga V.]

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Fundamentals of Smart Contract Security Kindle Edition

5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$16.17

Length: 166 pages
  • Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Editorial Reviews

Review

"I hope that Fundamentals of Smart Contract Security will draw more cybersecurity minded individuals to work in the blockchain space and  enable developers to think more actively about programming defensively enabling them to stay on top of security best practices."
--Joseph Lubin, Founder of ConsenSys, Co-founder of Ethereum
"Now you don't have to be a researcher at MIT or a professional security auditor to understand how to build smart contracts, as their new book on Fundamentals of Smart Contract Security explains precisely how to secure smart contracts yourself! Also, as an added benefit, cutting-edge techniques such as symbolic execution are also given an excellent treatment."
--Harry Halpin, blockchain researcher at MIT and Inria de Paris
"In the wake of the BatchOverflow and ProxyOverlow bugs, a highly qualified Quantstamp worked fast and efficiently to help ensure ERC token contracts on our exchange were secure. We were impressed with their knowledge of the latest smart contract vulnerabilities, and their expertise in automated and manual auditing processes."
--Ted Lin, Chief Growth Officer, Binance
"The blockchain space is all about democratization. Up to now, auditing smart contracts to ensure their secure functioning has required arcane knowledge beyond the reach of all but the most experienced blockchain developers. The field is now open to any developer willing to put in the time and effort to read this book and practice its methods. For this reason, it's game-changing and an immensely valuable addition to the body of shared knowledge."
--Lane Rettig, Ethereum Core Developer
"Smart contracts and programmable money enable a wealth of new possibilities, but their immutable and public nature means security must be given top priority. This book will teach you how."
--Eric Ly, Co-founder, LinkedIn, and CEO of Hub Token
"The promise of blockchain won't be realized unless it can be used safely. This book shares insights from the team that knows best how to make that happen."
--Seth Bannon, Founding Partner of Fifty Years
"A timely and impressive resource written by a team that has been on top of smart contracts for years. They give us confidence about the future of smart contracts."
--Mick Hagen, Founder & CEO of Mainframe
"A valuable guide for anyone who is serious about smart contracts and their security. Quantstamp worked hand in hand with our smart contracts engineers and creators to ensure our smart contracts are were secure and our code quality was high."
--Omri Ross, Chief Blockchain Scientist, eToro
"Quantstamp has secured many high-value smart contracts and the expertise captured in this book is an important resource for all smart contracts developers."
--Noah Thorp, Vice President of Engineering, Sharespost
"If you're serious about security, follow the guidance in this book. Quantstamp has audited large-scale, mission-critical initiatives and their expertise in smart contracts security is unparalleled."
--Vansa Chatikavanij, CEO of OmiseGO

From the Author

Security is not a sexy subject--people take the security of their institutions for granted. As Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy once humorously said, "It's somebody else's problem." Somebody is taking care of it. The brain just edits it out.
And yet, sometimes "somebody else's problem" becomes your problem. I remember the helpless feeling I felt on one warm summer day in June of 2016, when I watched my 1500 ether, the equivalent of $21,000 at the time, disappear. This later became known as "the DAO Attack" and it has completely changed my life.
I remember the eerie feeling of loss. I remember watching in disbelief. I remember the sick feeling in the pit of my stomach and asking myself, "How do I make sure I am never in this situation again?"
It was more than the loss of money. It was about feeling the disappointment of being violated and not being able to stop the perpetrator, seek justice, or make sure that it never happens again to me or others. Isn't the blockchain supposed to be secure?
It was 2016 and I had a front row seat to watch my money stolen, right in front of my eyes. I saw the action unfold on Twitter, as white hat hackers desperately tried to follow the attacker. To this day, the DAO hacker has not been caught.
Then came an even greater disappointment when I understood the full ramifications of the DAO Hack, which led to the Ethereum fork on July 20, 2016. I thought: "This is a huge setback. If this leads to people giving up on this technology we'll have lost years of progress."
We later learned the DAO Attack was a simple exploit. The DAO project was hacked on or about June 18th, 2016. The attacker drained more than 3.6m ether into a separate contract. The amount stolen was more than $50M at the time of the attack. Smart contracts hold millions of dollars of assets and are high-value targets.
Fast forward to July 2017--Steven Stewart and I co-founded Quantstamp, a company with a simple yet powerful mission: secure smart contracts to help normal people use them safely and proliferate this amazing technology to solve problems that haven't been solved before.
"The blockchain is secure, smart contracts are not," later became our go-to-line when we witnessed other hacks that have led to losses and disappointments. There was Parity's multi-signature wallet hack, which cost $30M. And then there was the user-triggered wallet freeze, which cost around $280M.
Our understanding of exploits is maturing as technology develops and new types of exploits are discovered. In a recent study done by the National University of Singapore, over 34,000 smart contracts were found to be potentially vulnerable to hacks. 
At the same time, smart contracts are also rapidly gaining adoption. In the last 18 months alone, over $11 billion dollars has been raised via smart contracts. From only 500,000 smart contracts in existence a year ago to over 8,000,000 today, interest in smart contracts has grown exponentially. These systems are incredibly powerful, enabling large-scale economic
systems to operate without any need for human intervention.
We believe programmable money is a key innovation, solving the problem of trust in an increasingly digital world. That is why we have written this book--our goal is to help the first billion people use block chain in a safe and secure manner, and to truly make security "somebody else's problem."
Richard Ma
Co-founder and CEO, Quantstamp, Inc.
October 30, 2018

Product details

  • File Size: 10460 KB
  • Print Length: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Momentum Press (May 28, 2019)
  • Publication Date: May 28, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07S8YF27G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #706,292 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


3 customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Showing 1-3 of 3 reviews

July 21, 2019
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
September 14, 2019
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
September 16, 2019
Format: Paperback

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Fundamentals of Smart Contract Security
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Fundamentals of Smart Contract Security